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A True Band of Brothers -- World War II's forgotten heroes remembered in new book
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- World War II still evokes strong, conflicting opinions. Should one feel a sense of pride and power after many innocent lives were lost and thousands of young men were plucked from their youth? Author Kenneth Lenke is an unsung soldier, who left his playground and went to war. In his autobiographical book, U.S. Army Serial Number 37531447 (now available through 1stBooks), Lenke endeavors to remind readers of the drama of World War II and the tales surrounding its valiant combatants through the insightful and humorous perspective of a non-commissioned officer.
The Tough and Dangerous Life Riding the Rails -- High school student thrown into hobo life on the railways, serial killer's path
PEARLAND, Texas, July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sean is a high school junior who's concerned with keeping his grades up and his car running. When his mother leaves to nurse his sick grandfather, he's left at home with his alcoholic stepfather, Al, leaving him free to follow a mysterious hobo who comes to his house looking for help. In Robert F. McCutcheon's The Last Train Rider (now available through 1stBooks), Sean finds himself going from high school student to a young man on a dangerous mission to seek out a helpful stranger and find a serial killer.
Best Friends Forever -- Debut author offers true-to-life story about six teenagers and the challenges of growing up
BOULDER, Colo., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ah, the joys of adolescence: raging hormones; young love; the emergence of oft-irritating phrases, such as "whatever," and what seems to be the sudden plummet of intelligence in everyone around them (or so they often think), especially their family. In the new novel Circle of Friends (now available through 1stBooks), a close-knit group of 13-year-olds struggles to retain their childhood bonds, while dealing with the conflicts of this difficult time of transition.
Conversing with the Dragon -- New Book Seeks the Meaning of Existence
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Since the dawn of time, humans have been questioning their purpose on this planet. Many have sought the answer, very few have found it beyond a shadow of a doubt. In his new book, Conversations with the Dragon (now available through 1stBooks), Paul Duncan shares two years of his decade-long quest to find the answers to some of life's greatest questions.